Identity and business set was created along with brochure and reply card to attract potential donors.
I started my trip by flying into Boston from New Orleans. Zander picked me up to head straight to the boat for Martha’s Vineyard where we spent a few days on the beach and getting to know the island. Next we headed north to Maine to stay at Zander’s family house. We did a lot of relaxing around the house and took a few day trips sailing around Boothbay and swimming in Damariscotta Lake. The house in Maine is so beautiful I wanted to share some photos!
I am very excited to announce that I am participating in the Art House
Co-op’s Sketchbook Project this year! You can keep up with all of my
sketchbook entries here on my blog.
This year I have the theme Lines and Grids. As a graphic designer, I always start with a grid to keep organized. I chose the lines and grids theme because it can keep me structured but I can always break the grid!
The Young Leadership Council has maintained its tradition of highlighting 25 members of the community each year since its inception in 1986. Role Models are selected each year by a committee comprised of past Role Model honorees and members of the YLC’s Board of Directors.
Honorees have distinguished themselves by: promoting a positive attitude and an unyielding desire to enhance the quality of life in our community; striving to unite our community in collaborative efforts for its future prosperity; serving as an exemplary role model to young talent in the community; taking an effective and vigorous leadership role in the community; and/or making significant contributions in their specific fields of endeavor. The 24th Annual YLC Role Model Gala is set for Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Visit the YLC website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Take a look at the invitation that I designed for this years event!
UPDATE: This Young Leadership Council Gala Invitation was featured on FPO, a blog dedicated to both the visual stimulus and the detailing of the development and production of printed matter.
This spread is inspired by the song Do Watcha Wanna by Rebirth Brass Band. “Do Watcha Wanna” is my motto right now so this song with its simple lyrics is the perfect way to represent my life right now.
You can keep up with all of my sketchbook entries here on my blog.
Just a few notes and some of my favorite images from the PaperSpecs “Packaging: Tying It All Together” webinar with Steve Sikora of Design Guys.
– Innovation doesn’t always need to be expensive.
– Simple is usually the best.
– Consider nature as a primary model while designing packaging.
The egg alone was proper packaging until it had to be shipped, then it needed a package. The egg carton was invented and evolved from a recycled molded pulp to a wasteful plastic package.
– A package becomes familiar. The way you find an item.
What makes good packaging “good”?
1- Protection – How the package protects it’s contents
2- Organization – ipod/iphone
3- Theft Deterrence – a small item may have to be packaged in a cumbersome way
6- Marketing – Example: Red Brick Pale Ale
8- Shelf Presentation – Example: Michael Graves Design
9- Experience – should not only be visual
Items are getting smaller and smaller but we are creating more waste. Good packaging should consider this problem. Designers are in the position to help.
Reduce. Evolv eliminates pvc clamshell.
Reuse. Puma Bag.
Recycle. Package Lamp by David Gardener.
Updated the existing brand of LHC Group including a brand standards guide,
corporate identity package and collaterals for all service lines.
One Book, One New Orleans is a community wide reading program of the Young Leadership Council and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.
During a reading period every year, One Book encourages residents of the Greater New Orleans Area aged 16 years and older to engage in the common endeavor of reading the same book at the same time. Their aim is that through this shared experience, residents from the different communities of Greater New Orleans come together and embrace their similarities by reading, discussing, and attending events relating to the same book. The 2010 book is Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans by Louis Armstrong.
I was asked to design the poster for this years campaign and have really enjoyed working on this project!
2 photos from One Book at Satchmo Summer Fest. Learn more at the